All of our doctors are specifically trained in Vision Rehab to serve patients that have suffered either an acquired or a traumatic brain injury. In some cases, specific lenses (often including prism) are prescribed and worn to reduce many of the vision symptoms that remain after the injury. Sometimes vision therapy is also included in the rehabilitation process.
“According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injury is considered the silent epidemic because some brain traumas are not perceived as injuries, when in fact they are. The lifelong effects can range from devastation to frustration for both the victims and family members. Do you or anyone you know have any of these symptoms of changes after trauma?”
-Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)
- Dizziness, nausea, disorientation
- Double vision
- Balance problems
- Loss or changes in peripheral vision
- Anxiety (specifically in crowds, at grocery stores, etc)
- Fear of traffic/driving
- Decreased reading comprehension
- Poor concentration
- Worsened memory
What is the first step in a Vision Rehab program?
Whether you are referred from another doctor, or you seek us out yourself, you will see one of our doctors for a comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation Exam. At this exam, the doctor will determine diagnosis, treatment options, and any additional testing necessary. See treatment options below.
What are the treatment options?
- Compensatory prism for double vision or visual fatigue
- Yoked prism to help with balance, orientation, dizziness, and visual interpretation
- Binasal Occlusion to aid in treating symptoms caused by Vision Motion Sensitivity
- Tinted lenses for light sensitivity
- Vision Therapy can also often be incorporated into the Vision Rehab process in conjunction with these other treatments